I love me some Downton Abbey, but I always am disappointed about the lack of knitwear on the show. I guess knitting just isn’t classy enough for Lady Mary and Co.
But, my new favorite character has no problem with rocking a super-cute cardigan. It’s Mrs. Drewe, Marigold’s adoptive mother (and most ridiculously portrayed character in the show. We’re supposed to think of her as a jerk for not wanting Edith to hang around Marigold. I don’t know about you, but if a weird, entitled lady who happens to also be my landlord kept sniffing around my kid, I would go all mama bear, too. Just my two cents.)
Anyway, look at her adorable cardigan! I think it’s crocheted (though it’s kind of hard to tell). I love the understated, all-over texture, and that shade of pale, gray-brown would go with just about everything (especially her robin’s-egg blue blouse). I might have added a row or two more to the cuffs, but that’s just me.
Want to make your own?
This cardigan has a similar shape, but I’d make the sleeves longer, remove the bobbles, and add more buttons:
Summer Breeze Cardi by Elena Malo
This one uses an interesting crochet stitch to make a very cool all-over texture pattern, though it is a bit different than Mrs. Drewe’s.
Sparkling Crochet Cardi by Heather Lodinsky
Or, maybe you’re not a crocheter. This knit sweater features a texture across the front and back that echoes Mrs. Drewe’s sweater. (Also, super cute! I might have to make one for myself with my fancy buttons.)
Tinder by Jared Flood